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Ron Santo Dies at 70

I just finished hosting a 3 1/2 hour tribute show to Ron Santo who died this morning from complications of bladder cancer at the age of 70. I was privileged to call Ron a close friend and a broadcasting colleague at WGN Radio for the past 16 seasons. Ron wore his emotions on his sleeve and he was as real as a person could get.The toughness that he displayed while dealing with a myriad of health problems over the past...

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Alex Quigley said:

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Great work today from Dave and yourself.

David Kaplan said:

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Thanks Alex. It was an honor talking about Ron on the best radio station in town. Have a great weekend!

Tab said:

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Moving work from you today, sir. Ron shared an intimate relationship with so many in Chicago because the he truly was himself through the microphone... he was the rare man that reminded us why the term is "media PERSONALITY." Seeing national media people like Peter King of SI tweet memories of Santo reminds you how global his smile was, but hearing you and other Chicago media who knew him personally speak about him behind the scenes confirms the quality of the man. He will truly be missed. Thank you for your efforts to remind people how great he was when nobody was looking.

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